Caribbean Premier League 2020 to be played in Trinidad and Tobago from August 18
The eight edition of the Caribbean Premier League will be played in Trinidad and Tobago. The competition will be played from 18th August till 20th September. It is going to be first T20 competition to be played after Covid-19 Pandemic put all cricketing events to a halt.
The announcement to stage the Caribbean Premier League was confirmed after approval from the local government and authorities in Trinidad and Tobago. All the six teams and officials will be subject to strict protocols and quarantine procedures once they are in Trinidad and Tobago. Everyone travelling from abroad will be tested for Covid-19 in Trinidad
Teams and officials will have to follow the safety rules given by the local authorities. Social distancing will need to be observed at all times during their stay at the hotel. There will be areas where measures will not subjected to greater scrutiny. However, if any player or official shows symptoms of Covid-19, he will then have to go through self-isolation phase for 14 days. All those who were close to the infected player will also have to go through self-isolation phase.
All the matches will be played without any crowds and strict guidelines related to Covid-19 will be in place for players and match officials.
The competition will see various players flying to Trinidad after the borders were closed in March due to Covid-19 Pandemic. The number of cases in the country has been not that much in comparison to other countries.
Premier stars like Ross Taylor, Marcus Stoinis, Carlos Brathwaite and Rashid Khan were signed by various franchises ahead of 2020 Caribbean Premier League season. Spinner Pravin Tambe is all set to become the first Indian player to take part in the competition. Veteran Leg-spinner was signed by Trinbago Knight Riders in the draft event that took place earlier this year.